AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire sales 1 May 2012. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

Power consumption is at 200 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 24.82 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Wimbledon XT
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
1 May 2012
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.82
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
11119.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
31127.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
10.84
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Diablo III (2012)
medium / 768p
242.70
 
high / 768p
237.50
 
ultra / 1080p
194.20
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
84.70
 
high / 768p
75.10
 
ultra / 1080p
64.20
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, which is slower by 6% and lower by 19 positions in our rating.

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